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Atlanta Speech School – GEORGIA
The mission of the Atlanta Speech School is to help each person develop his or her full potential through language and literacy. Established in 1938, the Atlanta Speech School serves children and adults with speech, hearing, language, or learning disabilities through clinical and education programs, in addition to providing professional development for teachers and educators in partner schools and preschools. All of our programs are built upon a foundation of caring instruction, based on proven research, and strengthened with a depth of academic and clinical knowledge. At the Atlanta Speech School, language is the link that connects all of our services.
The Katherine Hamm Center, a Listening, Spoken Language and Literacy Program, serves children from infancy through elementary school age who are deaf or hard of hearing. Students in our Auditory-Verbal Program communicate through listening and talking only.
The Wardlaw School serves children with dyslexia and other mild to moderate language-based learning disabilities. For Kindergarteners through 6th graders, the Wardlaw School provides personalized instruction and prepares children for a mainstream educational setting as quickly as possible.
Stepping Stones is the only preschool program of its kind in Georgia, providing therapeutic education for young children with speech and/or language difficulties. The program has a learning disability specialist, speech-language pathologist, occupational therapist, and psychologist on its staff.
The Anne and Jim Kenan Preschool is a mainstream preschool program that serves children two to five years of age. Its curriculum addresses the key areas that research indicates must be fostered to develop early literacy skills in young children.